Arjun Kapoor has shared a glimpse into his virtual date with five lucky winners, which took place over the weekend. Through this initiative, he has managed to raise enough funds to feed the families of 300 daily wage workers affected by the Coronavirus lockdown for a month, as per the report of the news portal.
In the video shared by Arjun Kapoor on Instagram, he is seen chatting with his dates and even singing Happy Birthday for one of them. Her sister Anshula Kapoor also makes a brief appearance to greet all the winners. In the end, he thanks them for their contributions and says that they managed to raise Rs 5 lakh for the relief of daily wage workers.
'Coronavirus has thrown us all into unchartered territory. I’m grateful to all my fans that my 30-minute virtual date with five lucky winners for Anshula’s Fankind has raised enough funds to feed many families. Along with the funds raised during the chat, I have also extended some additional support to Give India and this collective fund will support the families of these daily wage earners for a month, he told to a News portal
Arjun Kapoor has also contributed to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-Cares) and the Maharashtra chief minister’s relief fund, as well as to several other charities.
For the virtual date, Arjun partnered with Anshula's online fundraising platform and the non-profit organization Gives India. He previously told PTI that he wanted to do his part for daily salaried workers who could not earn a living due to the national shutdown.
'There is a section of people in our country who have lost their lives during this crisis and have a great need to support themselves and their families. I'm talking about the scores of the daily wage earners: their favorite chaat wale bhaiya, construction workers, coolies, dhobis, rickshaw drivers and many others, 'said Arjun.